Bowen University

Excellence and godliness

ANFHISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Animal Science and Fisheries Management was established at the inception of the University in 2002, with just three members of staff. The activities of the Department were co-ordinated by Dr Foluke Aderemi. There were only seven registered students then. The Department awards the B.Agric degree in Animal Science and Fisheries management and M.Sc., Ph.D programmes in Animal Science. The department has turned out seven sets of graduands since inception.
Over the years, the Department has witnessed a number of developmental changes. Currently, the Department is headed by Dr. Foluke Aderemi and supported by eight (8) academic staff members, one Technologist, one Secretary and six (6) Livestock Assistants.

With the support of Bowen University Senate and Council, important teaching and research facilities have been made available – including cattle, sheep and goat herds, four fish ponds, and two poultry houses.

PROGRAMMES
Department of Animal Science and Fisheries Management Offers
B.Agric Degree Programme in Animal Science and Fisheries Management at the Undergraduate level and M.Sc., Ph.D programmes at the Postgraduate level.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
3.1 General
3.1.1 Unified Tertiary matriculation examination (UTME)
(a) Credits at SSCE, GCE, NECO or approved equivalent in at least 5 subjects which must include English and Mathematics and any other three as may be specified by the Faculty.
(b) The 5 credits should be obtained in not more than two sittings and must have been obtained within the last 5 years.
(c) Candidates awaiting results may apply.
(d) All Applicants will be required to go through Bowen University’s Screening Exercise without which a candidate will not be offered admission into the university.
(e) Interested candidates who have applied to the JAMB for admission and wish to change their first choice to Bowen University are required to:

(i) apply for change of institution through JAMB
(ii) obtain the BOWEN UNIVERSITY application form
(iii) participate in the screening exercise
(f) All applicants are required to obtain JAMB forms as well as BOWEN
UNIVERSITY application forms before they can qualify for screening
exercise.

3.1.2 Direct entry
(a) NCE, OND and approved equivalents in relevant fields and at least the
Upper Credit level
(b) Two Advanced LEVEL subjects.
(c) The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) at acceptable grade
levels.
(d) In addition to the two Advanced Level papers to be specified by the
Faculty or programme, candidates must have credits in five relevant
Ordinary Level subjects

3.2 Departmental Admission Requirements
The departmental admission requirement is common to the two programmes
available in the department.

3.2.1 Degree Programme Option
5 ‘O’ level credits to include English language, Mathematics, Biology/Agric
Science, Chemistry and one of Physics, Geography or Economics

3.2.2 UTME Subjects
English Language, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics.

3.2.3 Direct Entry
3.1.2 Direct entry
(i) NCE, OND and approved equivalents in relevant fields and at least the
Upper Credit level
(ii) Two Advanced LEVEL subjects.
(iii) The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) at acceptable grade levels.
(iv) In addition to the two Advanced Level papers to be specified by the
Faculty or programme, candidates must have credits in five relevant
Ordinary Level subjects

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
4.1 General
Students are advised to refer to Bowen University Academic prospectus
2012 – 2017 for details of procedure for registration, matriculation and rules
and regulations governing the award of Bachelor’s degree and conduct of
examinations.

4.2 Specifics
4.2.1 Grading system
4.2.1.1 A student’s performance in any course shall be recorded in both figure and letter grades.
4.2.1.2A student’s semester performance shall be translated into the Grade Point Average (GPA).
4.2.1.3 A student’s semester GPA is computed by multiplying the Grade Point (GP) attained in each course by the course credits to obtain the weighted Grade Point (WGP); the WGP is then summed up and the sum is divided by the total number of credits taken during the semester.
i.e GP = WGP when Ci = credit for each course taken
Ci

4.2.1.4 The marks in figures and the corresponding letter grades and Grade
Point (GP) are as follows:
    

% Scores Letter Grade Grade Point
70 – 100 A 5
60 – 69 B 4
50 – 59 C 3
45 – 49 D 2
40 – 44 E 1
0 – 39 F 0

4.2.1.5 A student’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the up-to-date average of the WGP.

4.2.1.6 To compute the CGPA of a student.
(a) Multiply the GP by the respective course credit earned to obtain the WGP obtained by the student for each course in a programme of study over the years.
(b) Add up the WGP for all the courses taken in all semesters.
(c) Divide the sum of the WGP by the total number of credits for all the courses registered for whether passed or failed by the student.

CGPA = WGP
Ci

4.2.2 Classification of Degrees
Five classes of degrees shall be awarded based on the CGPA as follows:
Class of Degree Range of CGPA
First Class 4.50 – 5.00
Second Class (Upper Division) 3.50 – 4.49
Second Class (Lower Division) 2.40 – 3.49
Third Class 1.50 – 2.39
Pass 1.00 – 1.49

4.2.3 Academic Standing and Probation
4.2.3.1 For a student to be in good academic standing (i.e to be allowed to proceed in his/her degree programme), he/she must earn a CGPA of not less than 1.00 at the end of each academic year.
4.2.3.2 A student who obtains a CGPA of 0.25 or less in any particular year shall be asked to withdraw from the University.
4.2.3.3 A student whose CGPA is more than 0.25 but less than 1.00 at the end of the student’s first academic year shall be put on probation 1.
4.2.3.4 A student on probation 1 whose CGPA is less than 1.00 at the end of the first semester of the subsequent session shall be put on probation II.
4.2.3.5 A student on probation II whose CGPA is less than 1.00 at the end of the second Semester of the subsequent session shall normally be asked to withdraw from the University.

4.2.4 Maximum Time Permitted for a Degree Programme
4.2.4.1 For the award of a classified degree, a student shall not normally be
permitted to spend more than two extra sessions in excess of the
period specified for any degree programme.
4.2.4.2 A student who has spent more than 2 sessions above the minimum shall
normally be awarded a pass degree.

4.2.5 Continuous Absence from the University
4.2.5.1 A student who absents himself/herself continuously from lectures or the University for upwards of three weeks without a written permission, shall normally be deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the University.
4.2.5.2 The attention of Senate shall be drawn to such a case by the Faculty and Senate decision shall be communicated to the student and parents/guardians by the Registrar.

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